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# health - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week
# Covid19
# Covid19

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week

Oct 14th 2020, 9:29 AM 31,471 Views 92 Comments

Dr Mary Favier said the health service here faces a greater challenge due to resourcing deficiencies.

# health - Monday 12 October, 2020

Sexual abusers ‘going unchecked’ in Ireland's health service, report claims
# Dignity 4 Patients
# Dignity 4 Patients

Sexual abusers ‘going unchecked’ in Ireland's health service, report claims

Oct 12th 2020, 2:57 PM 17,606 Views 4 Comments

Dignity 4 Patients raised “grave concerns” ahead of the publications of its annual report tomorrow.

# health - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Extract: 'Running makes me feel alive, connected to the moment'
# Running
# Running

Extract: 'Running makes me feel alive, connected to the moment'

Oct 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 48,490 Views 19 Comments

Author of The Cow Book, John Connell shares his experience of one long and glorious run he had through a forest in Longford, in an extract from his new book.

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments
# HSE
# HSE

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Oct 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 28,756 Views 43 Comments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

# health - Friday 9 October, 2020

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Plans to 'reverse PUP cuts and double investment in housing': Sinn Féin launches alternative Budget

Oct 9th 2020, 3:27 PM 21,562 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin said it would aim to spend €18.28 billion in total, €6.28 billion more than the government’s target.

# health - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'We must not rob Peter to pay Paul': HSE to report back on late cancer diagnosis and outcomes
# Health
# Health

'We must not rob Peter to pay Paul': HSE to report back on late cancer diagnosis and outcomes

Oct 7th 2020, 8:40 PM 16,241 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach said the lockdown did impact on the non-Covid illness.

# health - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'
# National Cancer Registry
# National Cancer Registry

Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'

Oct 6th 2020, 12:32 PM 31,299 Views 11 Comments

That’s according to a new report published by the National Cancer Registry.

Ireland's public healthcare expenditure ranks ninth in Europe, ESRI report says
# Health
# Health

Ireland's public healthcare expenditure ranks ninth in Europe, ESRI report says

Oct 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 15,826 Views 27 Comments

The report author said Ireland’s HCE should not be “interpreted as a measure of hospital service expenditure”.

# health - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: Government inaction allowing private sector to take control of our DNA

Oct 4th 2020, 1:00 AM 46,516 Views 33 Comments

Hospitals and universities across Ireland are collaborating with Genuity Science due to, experts say, lack of a public project or strategy.

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Selling Our Genes: UCD agreement with for-profit DNA collection company 'restrictive'

Oct 4th 2020, 12:59 AM 644 Views 0 Comments

Expert familiar with such agreements cited issues with data access, exclusivity and intellectual property.

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership
# Noteworthy.ie
# Noteworthy.ie

Selling Our Genes: Government needs to keep ‘our national identity’ in public ownership

Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 AM 629 Views 0 Comments

Ireland still has a chance to take control of genomics research – if it follows this advice.

# health - Thursday 1 October, 2020

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'People are devastated': St John of God to hand over services to HSE due to 'underfunding crisis'

Oct 1st 2020, 11:16 AM 38,724 Views 53 Comments

SJOG currently provides intellectual disability and mental health services to over 8,000 people.

# health - Monday 28 September, 2020

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

Sep 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,312 Views 27 Comments

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

# health - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Opinion: We cannot let concerns about cross-border shopping stop us controlling a minimum price of alcohol here
# Health
# Health

Opinion: We cannot let concerns about cross-border shopping stop us controlling a minimum price of alcohol here

Sep 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 23,884 Views 79 Comments

Eunan McKinney of Alcohol Action Ireland says public health demands the commencement of minimum unit pricing must proceed.

# health - Friday 25 September, 2020

Should Ireland be like Sweden or New Zealand? Experts disagree on the next steps in the pandemic
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Should Ireland be like Sweden or New Zealand? Experts disagree on the next steps in the pandemic

Sep 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 51,311 Views 90 Comments

What can Ireland learn from other countries as we enter the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic?

# health - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Public health officials renew appeal to reduce our contacts as 234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
# Covid19
# Covid19

Public health officials renew appeal to reduce our contacts as 234 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Updated Sep 23rd 2020, 9:07 PM 167,496 Views 221 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# health - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug
# Report
# Report

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug

Sep 22nd 2020, 2:09 PM 25,307 Views 34 Comments

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

# health - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Health watchdog notified of 68 'significant events' of accidental or unintended exposure to ionising radiation
# Scans
# Scans

Health watchdog notified of 68 'significant events' of accidental or unintended exposure to ionising radiation

Sep 9th 2020, 11:37 AM 16,574 Views 6 Comments

The majority of these events related to CT scans and involved relatively low dosses of radiation.

# health - Friday 4 September, 2020

HIQA: Temperature checks and screening for Covid-19 symptoms should not be carried out in schools
# Guidance
# Guidance

HIQA: Temperature checks and screening for Covid-19 symptoms should not be carried out in schools

Sep 4th 2020, 4:05 PM 18,546 Views 9 Comments

The watchdog has reviewed how other countries are managing the virus in schools.

# health - Monday 31 August, 2020

Parents urged not to 'dose' children who show Covid-19 symptoms with painkillers and to keep them at home
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Parents urged not to 'dose' children who show Covid-19 symptoms with painkillers and to keep them at home

Aug 31st 2020, 9:55 PM 45,505 Views 16 Comments

Many schools are reopening their doors to staff and students this week.

More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication
# Health
# Health

More than a quarter of over-65s at risk of harm from mixing alcohol and medication

Aug 31st 2020, 5:51 PM 18,286 Views 8 Comments

Alcohol-medication interactions can cause accidents, problems with blood pressure, and liver damage.

# health - Thursday 27 August, 2020

‘Gaining health rather than losing weight’: HSE to deliver online event on obesity
# Health
# Health

‘Gaining health rather than losing weight’: HSE to deliver online event on obesity

Aug 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 14,307 Views 9 Comments

The series of seminars will focus on obesity as a chronic disease, rather than as a lifestyle issue.

# health - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

NPHET recommends asking older people to limit time outdoors and to reduce numbers at home gatherings
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

NPHET recommends asking older people to limit time outdoors and to reduce numbers at home gatherings

Updated Aug 18th 2020, 3:00 PM 184,524 Views 250 Comments

Health officials have also recommended that sports be returned to behind-closed-doors.

# health - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Taoiseach expresses 'deep concerns' about significant rise in Covid-19 cases yesterday
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach expresses 'deep concerns' about significant rise in Covid-19 cases yesterday

Aug 16th 2020, 4:55 PM 67,869 Views 109 Comments

His comments come after Ireland recorded 200 new cases on Saturday.

# health - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation
# Public Hospitals
# Public Hospitals

Over 600,000 people waiting for first outpatient consultation

Aug 15th 2020, 7:43 AM 22,503 Views 64 Comments

Delays created by the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in a backlog of cases.

# health - Friday 14 August, 2020

Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces

Aug 14th 2020, 4:13 PM 28,586 Views 36 Comments

The CSO has been analysing the statistics for the number of people who contracted or died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

# health - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Acting CMO: Covid-19 clusters in schools 'virtually inevitable' once they re-open
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Acting CMO: Covid-19 clusters in schools 'virtually inevitable' once they re-open

Aug 12th 2020, 8:25 PM 53,364 Views 97 Comments

Ronan Glynn said NPHET was not likely to recommend closing all schools if clusters break out.

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals

Aug 12th 2020, 11:28 AM 22,582 Views 8 Comments

Many neonatal units have no isolation facilities to deal with coronavirus patients.

What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s
# Wellness Wednesday
# Wellness Wednesday

What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s

Aug 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 47,060 Views 20 Comments

Lifestyle changes can cure some diseases and significantly extend our lives, writes Professor Ciaran O’Boyle.

# health - Sunday 9 August, 2020

NFL player to miss 2020 season after positive Covid-19 test uncovers serious heart condition
# Health
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# Health

NFL player to miss 2020 season after positive Covid-19 test uncovers serious heart condition

Aug 9th 2020, 1:48 PM 11,021 Views 0 Comments

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith requires surgery.

# health - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance

Jul 30th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,355 Views 2 Comments

20% of 17 and 18 year olds surveyed were found likely to be depressed.

# health - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine
# Health
# Health

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine

Jul 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,484 Views 7 Comments

There is already concern around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on alcohol misuse.

# health - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant

Jul 21st 2020, 4:06 PM 11,423 Views 30 Comments

One nursing home had left bedroom doors open for residents that had tested positive for Covid-19.

3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays

Jul 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 4,590 Views 6 Comments

Thousands of extra people could die in the next five years due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have found.

# health - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 14 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 14 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jul 15th 2020, 7:30 PM 76,810 Views 159 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

# health - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app
# Covid Tracker
# Covid Tracker

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 2:13 PM 36,929 Views 71 Comments

The app was officially launched this morning.

# health - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment
# Termination Of Pregnancy
# Termination Of Pregnancy

6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment

Jun 30th 2020, 12:44 PM 41,168 Views 278 Comments

These are the first official figures published since Ireland’s liberalised abortion laws came into effect from 1 January 2019.

# health - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown
# Covid19
# Covid19

Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown

Jun 24th 2020, 11:08 AM 8,447 Views 4 Comments

Experts say fear of Covid-19 is keeping patients away from hospitals despite the higher risk of cardiac death.

Wellness Wednesday: True body confidence is not about diet and exercise, it's about loving yourself
# Body Confidence
# Body Confidence

Wellness Wednesday: True body confidence is not about diet and exercise, it's about loving yourself

Jun 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,765 Views 16 Comments

Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach talks about cultivating a healthy relationships with our bodies, especially as we come out of confinement.

# health - Friday 19 June, 2020

Medics call for DIY warning after hospital sees ladder-related injuries triple during Covid lockdown
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Medics call for DIY warning after hospital sees ladder-related injuries triple during Covid lockdown

Jun 19th 2020, 6:10 AM 16,546 Views 28 Comments

The recommendation was made as part of a new study by Irish researchers.